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MEC promises another R30 million to finish incomplete roads

News: 23 October 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Residents in the Sinthumule and Kutama area are complaining about the shoddy construction work and lack of progress that is being made on the rehabilitation of the D959 Road from Louis Trichardt to Makhado Air Force Base.

Students without certificate, but school says SETA is to blame

News: 23 October 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Many matriculants opt for private education and training centres to further their studies in the hope of acquiring skills and qualifications that will secure them good jobs one day. But what happens when students discover - after months of hard work spent to complete their courses - that the courses they had registered for will not provide them with a certificate?

New leader for Khubvi-Tshiseluselu

News in brief: 23 October 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

Representing Thovhele Midiyavhathu Tshivhase, Vhamusanda Thandululo Tshivhase advised the newly installed traditional leader of Khubvi-Tshiseluselu village, Vhamusanda Tshinyiwaho II Randima, to dedicate himself to serving his community and ensuring better services.

New album for Dr Elfas

Entertainment: 23 October 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Dr Elfas Maude, famously known as the lead singer for the band Elfas and Simba back in the day, has been out of circulation for quite some time, but he made a grand re-appearance with the release of his latest 13-track solo album, called Makhadzi, last month.

Vhembe's young girls use beauty to uplift community

News in brief: 23 October 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Thirteen young women made the final of the Miss Unity Limpopo 2021 beauty pageant and, after extensive assessment by the judges, Kamogelo Mphelo (18) was crowned queen and Zwavhudi Maudu (14) was crowned Miss Unity Limpopo Teen.

Headlines last year

Dj Dumza the beat-maker

Entertainment: 20 December 2020 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Dj Dumza is a beat-maker whose talents are clearly reflected in the music he produces.

The old coat still maketh the man

News in brief: 20 December 2020

Most people cannot keep clothes for more than 10 years, but an old man from Tshiombo village outside Thohoyandou takes pride in his 54-year-old dust coat that he bought for R2 in 1966. This is the inspiring and wonderful story of Mr Kanakana Jutas Mathoho (82) who values his possessions.

The VBS horror story, now at a bookstore near you

News: 20 December 2020 By Anton van Zyl

Perhaps, one day, a movie might be made about South Africa’s greatest bank heist. Some famous Hollywood actors could potentially be roped in to play the roles of the protagonists. I can picture a younger Forest Whitaker featuring in the role of Tshifhiwa Matodzi, the man whom advocate Terry Motau described as the mastermind behind the scam.

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Well-known Louis Trichardt businessman allegedly kidnapped

News: 09 April 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Makhado police have made an urgent appeal for any information that might help locate well-known Louis Trichardt businessman, Mr Shyam Premjee, who was allegedly kidnapped by a number of unknown suspects earlier this morning.

Community devastated by no news about Shyam Premjee

News: 04 May 2021 By Anton van Zyl

No news about the fate of the 36-year-old Louis Trichardt businessman, Shyam Premjee, has been received yet. He was violently abducted on his way to work on Friday, 9 April.

Bullet-ridden body of businessman found

News: 18 June 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The bullet-ridden body of a well-known local businessman, Mr Naledzani Munyai, was discovered last Wednesday (9th) at Tshidzivhe Mountain. His body was wrapped in plastic, and he is believed to have been assassinated.

We must know where we are if we want to know where to go

Letters: 07 January 2021

As a democratic society with a diverse population of different cultures, languages, and religions, we are duty bound to ensure that we develop a unity of purpose and spirit that recognises and celebrates our diversity.

Girl killed by speeding car

News: 10 June 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Two Grade 9 pupils of Sinthumule High were knocked down by a vehicle on Tuesday at Ramantsha. One died shortly after being admitted to hospital and the other is still in critical condition.

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Gneg's dress catches the eye of Miss SA

News: 21 November 2020 By Maanda Bele

When a young fashion designer from Mukula village outside Thohoyandou decided to spoil herself with a dress for her birthday this year, she ended up designing an outfit similar to the one that Miss SA, Shudufhadzo Musida, wore when she was crowned.

“Tell me what I owe VBS”

News: 26 June 2020 By Anton van Zyl

Khosikhulu Vho-Toni Mphephu Ramabulana will have no problem settling any legitimate VBS Mutual Bank debt he may have, but he needs to be properly informed of the details of the money he is supposed to owe.

Makhadzi is a free artist now

News: 18 January 2020 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

The popular Queen of Tshivenda wedding songs, Ndivhudzannyi “Makhadzi” Ralivhona, announced last week that she had parted ways with her manager, Rita Dee, following a period of what she describes as “abuse”.

Concerned about shutting down of Tshakhuma market

Letters: 02 April 2020

I commend President Vho-Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa for swift action in implementing a 21-day lockdown to control the spread of the coronavirus in South Africa. However, I am concerned about shutting down the Tshakhuma Community Fruit Market without compensation.

Makhadzi accuses manager of exploiting her

News: 10 January 2020 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

The queen of Tshivenda wedding songs, Makhadzi, dropped a bombshell when she started uploading a stream of status updates on her Facebook page, demanding her “monies” from her “abusive” manager, Rita Dee, on Monday.